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Kyle O'Quinn

PF Norfolk State
6’10” 245 lbs 3/26/90

Coming off a strong season and an even better NCAA tournament, Kyle O’Quinn has made quite a name for himself after being a relative unknown player. O’Quinn is a very long, well-built big man with a blossoming low-post game.

 

O’Quinn gets most of his points and looks from the low-post where he most comfortable at. He shows good footwork and can build upon some low-post moves he already has in his arsenal. He is very efficient underneath despite not being overly explosive. His perimeter game needs work with how rate at which he takes jump shots. He also shows a good basketball IQ on the offensive with his awareness and passing ability.

 

Defensively, O’Quinn has the bulk and length to deal with low-post big men at the next level. He also displayed excellent rebounding skills and potentially a very good shot-blocker around the rim. O’Quinn will likely struggle with quicker big man or perimeter oriented bigs.

 

O’Quinn has done a very good job of improving his stock with his postseason play and can continue to do that with workouts. He was very productive at Norfolk State and has shown to be a legitimate NBA talent.

 

Rank               52nd Overall (13th PF)

Projection        Late 2nd Round

Strengths        NBA frame and wingspan

                      Low-post game

                      Shot-blocking/Rebounding

Weaknesses     Quickness/Explosiveness

                      Mid-range game